Satellite Altimetry-Based Sea Level at Global and Regional Scales

Wada Y, Reager JT, Chao BF, Wang J, Lo M-H, Song C, Li Y, & Gardner AS (2017). Satellite Altimetry-Based Sea Level at Global and Regional Scales. In: Integrative Study of the Mean Sea Level and Its Components. pp. 133-154 Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. ISBN 978-3-319-56490-6 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-56490-6_7.

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Abstract

Sea level rise is generally attributed to increased ocean heat content and increased rates glacier and ice melt. However, human transformations of Earth’s surface have impacted water exchange between land, atmosphere, and ocean, ultimately affecting global sea level variations. Impoundment of water in reservoirs and artificial lakes has reduced the outflow of water to the sea, while river runoff has increased due to groundwater mining, wetland and endorheic lake storage losses, and deforestation. In addition, climate-driven changes in land water stores can have a large impact on global sea level variations over decadal timescales. Here, we review each component of negative and positive land water contribution separately in order to highlight and understand recent changes in land water contribution to sea level variations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Land water storage; Sea level rise (SLR); Groundwater depletion (GWD); Reservoir impoundment; Climate variability
Research Programs: Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 09:14
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 09:14
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/14816

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